ARCHIVED: In Mac OS X, how do I uninstall Microsoft Office?
Note: Currently, the Remove Office tool is not available for Office 2011. To perform a manual uninstall, refer to the Microsoft Knowledge Base document How to completely remove Office for Mac 2011.
To remove earlier versions of Microsoft Office from your Mac OS X computer, use the Remove Office tool provided by Microsoft.
Note: The Remove Office tool will not delete documents you have created with Office programs unless they are located in the application folders for Microsoft Office. If you have documents you want to keep in any of the application folders, move them to a different folder before using the tool.
- To find the Remove Office tool, open the
Microsoft Office 2008folder or the
Microsoft Office 2004folder, and then open the
- For instructions, read the
Read Mefile in the
- When you run Remove Office, it will allow you to remove
installations of Microsoft Office 98 through 2008, as well as related
preferences and system files. Once you have run the program, it
places the removed Office components in the
Note: Microsoft will end support for Office 2008 for Mac in April 2013. UITS recommends upgrading to 2011.
Last modified on February 06, 2013.